Author Archives: j0hnhardy

Nextup: Youandewan – Fool Be Cool

Youandewan has spent the last few years being the UK house scene’s equivalent of James Milner. An unflashy character who as of yet hasn’t attempted to aggressively market himself, despite undisputed talent. In this sense, he is held in a similar regard to that his contemporary Midland was a few years back before ‘Trace’ propelled […]

Nextup: Einerlei – Escapism EP

Leeds’ based Slipstone Records are a new small label with the commendable direction of presenting music from ‘undiscovered artists delivering emotive music across the house and techno spectrum’. Following up from Kesper’s inaugural Moonwalk EP, they welcome newcomer Einerlei for their second release. Einerlei’s Escapism EP is remarkably mature material for a debut release. His production is […]

Throwback: John’s Tunes of 2014

Spooky Black – Without You [Feb 2014] Cultural appropriation’s Spooky Black achieved a feat like no other in 2014. Somehow – be it the stark incongruence between image and music, be it the haunting aesthetic that him and his production team managed to consistently make their own over the year, or be it having the […]

Throwback: Traumprinz – RA387

Traumprinz, an alias of techno producer Prince of Denmark, has been releasing shadowy, submerged and unmistakeably deep records on a sub-label of German imprint Giegling, also entitled ‘Traumprinz’, that exists solely as a medium through which to release the producer’s music. Details about him are sparse, but he has built up enough of a reputation […]

Nextup: Arma – Mariah

Arma’s ‘Mariah’ edit has been causing quite a stir since its release as a clip onto Soundcloud last month. Spooky, Plastician and Mele have all played it in recent radio shows or online mixes, and by listening to the two minute clip it is not hard to see why. First and foremost, its source material […]

Nextup: Murlo – Vertigo

Murlo is one of the leading lights of grime’s recent renaissance. His bright synths are wonderfully engineered, giving his songs a sense of colour and personality that sets him apart from his peers. While some of the new wave of grime music can be more directed toward provoking emotional response than generating club fire, a […]

Events Worth Leaving The House For: 13th-19th October (Leeds)

Monday 13th: Vagabondz Live Sessions present Fatima & The Eglo Live Band @ Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen: Event here Fatima, everyone’s favourite Sweden-via-East London soul singer, comes to Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, fresh off the back of her debut album Yellow Memories. The record – which boasted production from US underground royalty such […]